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Officials in the largely rural Riverside School District north of Spokane are exploring a wide variety of options to get high speed internet access for their students, including recruiting parent volunteers to staff community sites where students could go to complete their online schoolwork.
According to the U.S. Census American Community Survey, one in seven Spokane households do not have broadband internet at home. That’s where libraries come in.
Nearly 3 million students around the country face struggles keeping up with their studies because they must make do without home internet. In classrooms, access to laptops and the internet is nearly universal. But at home, the cost of internet service and gaps in its availability create obstacles in urban areas and rural communities alike.
One of the biggest challenges in the wake of any disaster is restoring communication networks.
Cuba says its citizens will be offered full internet access on mobile phones beginning Thursday, becoming one of the last nations to do so.
A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.
WASHINGTON — The House has voted to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
A life in prison has not silenced Christopher Jack Reid. The former porn star and convicted Pullman rapist continues to share his thoughts with friends and others through an edgy Twitter account and has relied on YouTube to publish a lengthy series of videos that proclaim his innocence by arguing that the victim was manipulated by authorities into giving testimony filled with lies.
Now that broadband is finding its way into nearly every corner of Washington, the focus is turning to using the technology to the fullest potential.